In February 2022, a large portion of our staff completed DCA’s survey around diversity and inclusivity at FB Rice; which enabled us to measure diversity and inclusion in the workforce and compare findings to a National Index Benchmark (derived from a nationally representative survey of 3000 Australian workers). Because we exceeded the National Index Benchmark on at least five out of six measures, we were named an Inclusive Employer.

Research indicates that businesses perform well when people feel included and their workplace is strongly committed to supporting diversity.

“At FB Rice our values and our culture are what sets us apart. Our leaders demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a result, it is heartwarming to see that our team trusts us to treat them fairly, and feels diversity is valued and respected”. Brett Lunn, Managing Partner.

Our Inclusion and Diversity Committee is analysing this data in more detail for ways in which we can continually improve, and ensure FB Rice remains a great place to work and an employer of choice.

Here is a summary of the key results.

Worforce and cultural diversity at FB Rice 2022
FB Rice results compared to the DCA Index

About the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)

DCA is Australia’s only independent, not-for-profit peak body for workplace diversity and inclusion. They provide their organisation members, and all member staff, with access to a unique knowledge bank of research, best practice and expertise across all the diversity dimensions. These include gender, culture and religion, generational and mature age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+, disability and accessibility, flexibility and work-life, and mental health.

About the Inclusion@Work Index

The 2021-2022 Inclusion@Work Index maps the state of inclusion in Australian organisations and provides the Australian business case for inclusion. The Index highlights how workplace inclusion significantly increases performance and wellbeing, satisfaction and innovation – all factors that, when lacking, impact a firms culture.

Access the full list of Inclusive Employers 2021-2022 here.

Gender equity at FB Rice - Key to our success

Take a look at how we are actively #breakingthebias
FB Rice engaged with the Workplace Gender Equity Agency to improve our initiatives and actions around gender equity. As part of the process conversations have taken place across the firm which have underpinned the development of FB Rice’s Gender Equity Plan. We have detailed this in an infographic titled '#breakingthebias at a glance'.
See our #breakingthebias at a glance infographic